Frequently Asked Questions about making a Strain Injury compensation claim with Thompsons Solicitors
1. What is a strain injury?
A strain injury refers to conditions that cause pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or other soft tissues and joints in the upper limbs, such as the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers.
2. How can working conditions contribute to strain injuries?
Strain injuries are related to the overuse of muscles and tendons in the upper body. They can be common in people who work in jobs that involve high-intensity activity or working in an awkward position (such as typing at a computer or working on an assembly line).
3. What is a strain injury compensation claim?
A strain injury claim is a legal process initiated by an individual who feels that their pain or stiffness is a direct result of their work or working conditions. Learn more about how our strain injury solicitors can help you begin your claim by calling 0800 0 224 224, requesting a callback or completing our free claim form.
4. Who can make a strain injury compensation claim?
Anyone who has suffered strain injury as a direct result of their working conditions in the past three years is eligible to make a claim. If you have questions about beginning a strain injury claim, our solicitors are on hand to give free, no-obligation advice on how we can help secure you compensation.
5. What must I prove in a strain injury compensation claim?
By law, employers are required to keep their staff safe from avoidable harm by taking reasonable measures. While an employer cannot eliminate all risks within the workplace, there is an obligation on them to reduce those risks as much as is ‘reasonably practical’.
To bring a claim, an employee has to prove that their employer did not comply with health and safety guidelines, such as a failure to rotate workers doing repetitive tasks, or that negligent work practices directly caused the strain injury.
6. Can Thompsons Solicitors help me make a strain injury compensation claim?
Thompsons Solicitors is the UK’s most experienced personal injury law firm, helping people across all industries to secure compensation after suffering a personal injury, including strain injuries. Although we do not deal with claims for repetitive strain injury, there are rare exceptions, so contact us for more information.
Our team of strain injury solicitors go above and beyond to help our clients, from providing an exceptional legal service to signposting them to specialist support groups should they be required.
7. Is there a time limit for making a strain injury compensation claim?
Yes. A workplace strain injury claim must be made within three years from the date of the injury occurring. Contact one of our legal advisors today to discuss.
8. How much strain injury compensation could I receive in a claim?
The compensation that you receive as part of a workplace strain injury claim will depend on the severity of your pain or stiffness and how it has impacted upon your quality of life. Our experienced solicitors can give you a better idea of how much compensation you’re likely to receive after reviewing the details of your case, so get in touch today.
9. How much will it cost me to make a strain injury compensation claim?
If you belong to a trade union, your membership entitles you to free legal support provided by Thompsons Solicitors. You will also receive 100 per cent of the compensation we secure for you. We will not make any deductions for legal fees.
If you are not a trade union member, our strain injury solicitors are happy to talk you through other ways to fund your claim, including via a ‘conditional fee agreement’, otherwise known as ‘no win, no fee’. You can learn more by visiting our fees and payments page.
10. How do I make a strain injury compensation claim?
If you would like to make a work-related strain injury claim, our specialists are ready to support you. To begin your claim with Thompsons Solicitors, you can either fill out our quick online claim form, request a callback or call 0800 0 224 224 today.